These Sunscreens Will Keep Your Skin Safe Even On The Most Intense Of Beach Days

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We know by now that not all sunscreens are created equal. And sadly, opting for a particular brand or SPF doesn’t safeguard you from options that either don’t provide the protection they say they will or are full of chemicals that can cause other forms of skin damage that have nothing to do with sun exposure.

But don’t lose hope just yet. The Environmental Working Group released its 12th annual Guide to Sunscreens, noting all of the products that do pass all the right tests. According to the report, the three sunscreens below rank among the best beach and sport sunscreen products, providing quality sun protection without potentially causing other problems for your skin. Plus, they’re easy to find and won’t break the bank. So go ahead and stock up for summer in the name of your health.

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 50 — $12.99

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We were hoping a Neutrogena option would make the cut! You can find the brand in virtually any drugstore, the price is super reasonable and the sunscreen itself doesn’t make you feel oily and greasy like others do. This particular product is mineral-based, relying on the ever-effective zinc oxide to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays.

Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen, SPF — $8.99

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Alba Botanica is a legit and inexpensive natural skincare brand, and a handful of its sunscreen options made the EWG’s cut. We’re partial to this sensitive skin formula, though, which is also mineral-based like the Neutrogena product above. It’s even fragrance-free so you don’t have to worry about any potential skin agitation.

Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30 — $16

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Juice Beauty is the splurge on this list, but even $16 is reasonable to us when it comes to proper sun protection. Its sport-style formula is particularly durable against the harsh summer elements despite having zero of those crappy chemicals that stay in your skin longer than you’d like. If organic is the name of your game, this option is for you.

Now go forth and play without fear of skin damage. Those summer beach days are calling your name!


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